The Story of the Court Martial and Execution of Sub Lt Edwin Dyett
Leo Cooper 2003
Paperback 180pp Illustrated
9780850529777   Product Code: 55400
On January 5th, 1917, Sub-Lieutenant Edwin Dyett of the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division faced the firing squad. Although accused of desertion in the face of the enemy, the facts surrounding the case and Dyett's psychological and nervous condition cast serious doubts on whether justice was done. Drawing on statements and court martial documents, this re-examination of the trial asks: was Dyett a coward, or simply wholly unsuited to the role of an officer in the front line?